Seventeen people have nominated for election to Goulburn Mulwaree Council.
A mix of existing and new faces had put up their hand at the close of nominations at noon Wednesday.
The fresh hopefuls are Steve Ruddell, Michael Prevedello, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers candidate Andy Wood, Bungonia farmer Adam Milani, Marulan man Tim Dally, Mission Australia southeast and ACT area manager, Dan Strickland, and a Labor ticket comprising Jason Shepherd, Anna Wurth-Crawford, Danielle Marsden-Ballard, Warren Murray and Nathan Smith.
Current mayor, Bob Kirk, Deputy Mayor Peter Walker and councillors Leah Ferrara (standing for The Greens), Carol James, Andrew Banfield and Margaret O'Neill are also re-nominating.
Radio Goulburn newsreader Michael Prevedello said he decided to throw his hat in the ring after prompting from community members and speaking to his family.
He served one previous term on the former Goulburn City Council in the late 1980s/early 1990s when he was running his family's boarding house, the Mulwaree Private Hotel.
Mr Prevedello said his approachability and ability to to listen to people were his great strengths.
"Part of my campaign will be just going down the street and listening to people," he said.
"You have to know what people are thinking, what their expectations are and the opportunities that are being presented to the community."
He said he'd been asked about possible conflicts of interest, given his news reporting role, but believed, if elected, this could be managed.
"If you do the job (news reporting), you do it objectively. There is no other way I can do it because my ethics won't allow it," Mr Prevedello said.
"I'll probably look at things from a slightly different perspective but I still feel I can be objective."
Regarding closed session discussions, he told The Post he would respect confidentiality protocols.
Mr Prevedello said he had also sought advice from his boss and Mayor Bob Kirk before nominating.
He is one of 10 independents to stand at the December 4 poll.
Goulburn Mulwaree has 22,200 eligible voters, returning officer Lars Gudikson said.
A ballot draw will be held at the temporary returning office at 133 Bourke Street, opposite the Civic Centre on Thursday morning.
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